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John Persson
Born May 18 1992 (1992-05-18) (age 24),
Östersund, Sweden
6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
212 lb (96 kg; 15 st 2 lb)
Position Left Wing
Shoots Left
NHL team (P)
Cur. team
New York Islanders
Bridgeport Sound Tigers (AHL)
NHL Draft 125th overall, 2011
New York Islanders
Playing career 2012–present

</div></div> John Persson (born May 18, 1992) is a Swedish professional ice hockey player. He is currently playing with the Bridgeport Sound Tigers of the American Hockey League (AHL). Persson was selected by the New York Islanders in the 5th round (125th overall) of the 2011 NHL Entry Draft.

Persson played three seasons (2009-2012) of major junior hockey with the Red Deer Rebels of the Western Hockey League (WHL), scoring 63 goals and 67 assists for 130 points, while earning 102 penalty minutes, in 200 games played.

On May 29, 2012, the New York Islanders of the National Hockey League (NHL) signed Persson to a three-year entry-level contract.[1]

Persson scored his first NHL goal on April 5, 2014 against Braden Holtby of the Washington Capitals.


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